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Garlic - AP Environmental Science Vegetable Project
Transcript of Garlic - AP Environmental Science Vegetable Project
HOW DO YOU GROW
Best time to plant Garlic: Mid-Fall, Early Spring Seasons
Have some Garlic Fries!
What is Garlic?
What are the types of Garlic?
How do you grow Garlic?
What conditions does Garlic grow best in?
What is Garlic?
+ Allium Sativum
- related to Onion, Shallot,
Leek, and Chive
+Perennial (2 years)
+Two Known Types of Garlic
+ Flat Leaves
(Up to 2 Feet)
What are they?
allium sativum ophioscorodon
& allium sativum sativum
+ Produces cloves
+ Grows well in extensive range of climates; Except of high
heat and heavy rainfall
+ Grown by planting garlic cloves
Break Cloves From Garlic Head
Plant cloves into the soil
Cover with Mulch
Add a layer of compost
Signs on Harvesting
+ Easy to plant/tend to
+ Various health benefits
+ Can help protect other
plants from pests
+ Used for flavoring
Garlic's pungent smell acts as a natural pest repellent!
Nonetheless, watch out for: aphids
and small creatures, such as mice.
Solutions: Plant sweet-smelling plants
and change mulch, accordingly
+Lengthy growing seasons
to produce decent harvest
+ Bulb Formation and maturing requires cold temperatures at 40 degrees Fahrenheit for at least
( United States & Worldwide)
Cut the scapes!
+ Garlic needs cool
temperatures for bulb
formation and maturation
+ Global Warming = Increased Temperatures = BAD!!
+Warm Temperatures prevents bulbs
+ Farmers must adjust to changing
temperatures --> Planting late Fall- Winter
+Garlic bulb mostly consumed
Scapes and leaves are edible, too!
Garlic has many healing
- Reduces Heart Disease
- Lower cholesterol levels
WHITE ROT BASAL ROT
White fungal growth
at bulb base
+ Hot-water treatment for cloves (Pre- White Rot, Post- Basal Rot)
+ Remove infected